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Biostar Z170Z5 Hi-Fi Supports DDR3 and DDR4 Memory

The latest addition to Biostar’s Hi-Fi motherboard family is the Z170Z5, an ATX motherboard that curiously supports both DDR3L and DDR4 memory modules on its four DIMM slots. The black modules support DDR3 modules while the brown DIMM slot pair supports DDR4. The Z170Z5 has a 4+2 phase design for the CPU+GT. Since the Z170Z5 is part of the Hi-Fi motherboard series, it sports the familiar piano key heatsink design on the MOSFETs and features Biostar’s Puro Hi-Fi audio subsystem design using a Realtek ALC892 HD audio codec. Gigabit ethernet is handled by an Intel i219v PHY.



ChipsetIntel Z170
CPU SUPPORTIntel® Core™ i7 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Pentium® LGA 1151 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
MEMORYSupport Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/ 1333 MHz
Support Dual Channel DDR4 2133/ 1866 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 16(DDR3L)/ 32(DDR4)GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT2 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (x16 + x4)
1 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
3 x PCI Slot
STORAGE4 x SATA3 Connector
1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10
USB4 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LANIntel I219V – Gigabit Ethernet PHY
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
CODECRealtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
Support Blu-ray Audio
Support HD Audio
Support Biostar Hi-Fi
REAR I/O1 x PS/2 Keyboard
4 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @24Hz, compliant with HDMI 1.4a
1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
1 x VGA Port, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header
H/W MONITORINGCPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU / System Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORTSupport Windows 7 / 8.1(x64) / 10(x64)
Smart Ear headphone Utility
1 x I/O Shield
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual
FEATURESSupports Double Hi-Fi
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports Charger Booster II
Supports BIOS Online Update


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Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.
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